iPhones with No Charger

The day was the 13th, the month was October, and the year was 2020 when Apple announced a new lineup of iPhones with No Charger and they haven’t looked back since then.

Before that, no one would have imagined buying a new smartphone and will have to buy a charger separately. But that is a new reality as other big smartphone manufacturers have followed suit.

In this write-up, I will first list out which iPhones do not include a charger in the box and explain why Apple no longer ship their smartphones with a charging adapter.

iPhones with No Charger

  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2022)
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14

Why Do iPhones Not Have Chargers?

The reason Apple gave for removing chargers out of the box was an environmental reason. They want to reduce how much waste they put out into the world in form of chargers, plastics, and papers.

Upon this revelation, numerous people took to the internet to argue that many people will still buy the chargers separately and the packaging will result in more waste not less, defeating the purpose of no charger inside the box.

However, the truth is that there is no point in buying a new charger if you already own an iPhone because your old charger can charge the new iPhone and that means you actually don’t need a new charger which is the point that Apple is trying to make.

But what if you don’t already own an iPhone? Or, if you are using a really old iPhone. Well, you will have to buy a charger separately. However, since most people buying the new iPhones are upgrading from older iPhones, they will be shipping fewer chargers than if everyone gets one inside the box with the phone.

By the way, this was not their first step toward helping the environment. Apple’s new and iconic building or spaceship as they call it is said to run on 100% renewable energy and is also said to be the most energy-efficient building in the world.

Apple also has different robots that help separate old and dead iPhones into the smallest possible components and they will then recycle them.

Does iPhone 11 Have No Charger?

This is a Yes and No or it depends. Yes, when iPhone 11 was announced back in 2019, it comes with a charger out of the box. But following the announcement of the iPhone 12 in 2020, Apple announced that older models which include iPhone 11, iPhone XR, and iPhone SE (2020) will no longer ship with a charger in the box.

Final Thought

If you already own an iPhone announced 2 or 3 years ago, you probably don’t need a new charger to come with your new iPhone as the old one will work just as fine.

So, you do not need to worry about Apple’s decision of releasing the next generation of iPhones with no charger.

However, if you are going from Android to iPhone or this is your first smartphone ever, you will need to buy a charger separately, and after you might not need a new charger for the next couple of years.

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